Banerjee, Rangalal (1827-1887)poet and journalist, was born at Bakulia in Hughli, west bengal. He lost his father when just a child. After studying at a local pathshalaand missionary school, he was admitted to hughli mohsin college. He was fluent in Bangla, English, and Sanskrit as well as Oriya. While still a student, his poems were published in the sangbad prabhakar of ishwar chandra gupta. His Kalikata Kalpalata is considered to be the first historical work about Kolkata.